Lord Edmiston

Lord Edmiston

29 Mar 2018

God Can’t, But You Can

There are a number of things God can’t do: He can’t lie; He can’t deny Himself; He can’t break His Word. But there is only one thing that God cannot have, unless we give it to Him: that is our love. He can make new universes, and we know there will be a new heaven and a new earth. He can and has created every kind of creature and no doubt could create more in the future, but man was His ultimate creation as it was only into man that He breathed his own breath of life. This is why God cannot destroy the eternal spirit of man, and the only solution for those who reject Him is a place of eternal separation. Extermination is not a possibility; it would be like God destroying himself, as our spirit is the very breath of God.

The one thing that God couldn’t have was the one thing that was most precious to Him and for which He was willing for His son Jesus to die. What a privilege we have that we are able to give God something that He cannot have without our consent. What an incredible thought that we are able to please the creator of the universe, to bring a smile to His face and joy to His heart. The father craves the unconditional love of His children, which is freely given. There is nothing that pleases Him more.

This is evident right throughout scripture. The scripture tells us that there is rejoicing in heaven over one soul that comes to Him. We get a small insight into the heart of God when we see that God boasted to the devil about Job. ‘And the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth.”’ (Job 1:8) In the book of Daniel, we see the angel declare Daniel to be a man “greatly beloved”. The word beloved means greatly loved; therefore, the angel was saying that Daniel was greatly, greatly loved. We also see how God openly boasted about His son Jesus when He said, “This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased.”

I wonder what God is saying about us today. What is he saying about me? When the time comes, I want to hear the words: “Well done my good and faithful servant.” I want to be one who brings joy to the heart of God. This is not a decision that others can make for you. To unconditionally and voluntarily surrender our hearts to Him is the most personal and intimate decision we can ever make. God can’t take it, but you can give it.

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Lord Robert (Bob) Edmiston founded Christian Vision in 1988, inspired by his faith to use his business acumen and resources to contribute to Christian ministry on a global scale. He actively determines CV’s strategic priorities and his businesses continue to fund the organisation’s projects around the world.
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